Friday, February 27, 2009
7:00 PM–8:00 PM Free
“Folk-Rock Goddess” (The New Yorker) Catie Curtis is well known for both her raw talent and artistic maturity. Combining smart, enduring lyrics with engaging melodies, and inspired by her background in social work, Curtis writes songs that encourage emotional and spiritual recovery. She has recently released her ninth studio recording, Sweet Life, and in 2006 was awarded the International Songwriting Competition Grand Prize.
“With a clear, deceptively gentle voice, she can turn on a dime and thrill the listener with unforeseen power and emotion. Intricate acoustic picking sometimes slants its way into jazz territory, recalling Joan Armatrading, and her staunchly feminist messages further the comparison. But Curtis is very much an original and a refreshing departure from the stale formula offered by many of today’s singer-songwriters.” – Rolling Stone
“Catie Curtis displayed a gift for making simple kindness seem edgy and chic, her gorgeous falsetto leaps, embellishing the simplicity of her vocals.” – Scott Alarik, Boston Globe